When you’re involved in a serious car accident, it can be very overwhelming to try to navigate the next steps on your own. One of the first things you should do after filing a claim with the appropriate insurance company is to contact an auto accident lawyer to help you through the complex process. An auto accident lawyer will examine all of the the facts of your case and help to assess who is liable for the accident. Your lawyer will gather medical records and other documentation to send to the insurance company so that the parties can start discussing a personal injury settlement. Your attorney may try discussing settlement prior to filing a car accident lawsuit, or they may file the lawsuit immediately. Your car accident lawsuit must be filed within two (2) years of the date of your accident.
The process can be frustrating, and you may find yourself wondering when your Irvine car accident lawsuit is going to settle. While there is no set schedule for when your case will settle, you can expect that it will take some time. Your attorney will need a few months to obtain medical records and any other pertinent information such as police reports, witness statements, loss of wages, or any other damages you may have. Additionally, if you are still undergoing medical treatment, this can potentially extend the length of time before settlement can be discussed. Once all of the necessary information is provided to the insurance company, your attorney will attempt to negotiate a personal injury settlement prior to going to trial. Only around 4% of personal injury cases actually go to trial.
Depending on how long it takes to obtain all of the necessary information, your case could settle in as little as a few months, or as long as a few years. No two personal injury claims are the same, so it is difficult to predict how long it will take to obtain a personal injury settlement. In order to ensure that your case is resolved both expediently and fairly, you should contact an experienced Irvine auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact The Law of Jeffrey S. Dawson today at 949/861-2191 for a free consultation to discuss your case. Jeff Dawson is a uniquely qualified personal injury lawyer. He has worked on the other side, as well – for the insurance firms, and knows how they think. The advantage of hiring Jeff is that he can give you the much needed peace of mind necessary in any accident claim. Call today.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Dawson
9841 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618